Event Archive 2004

WWE survives its own Armageddon

WWE survives its own Armageddon

By DALE PLUMMER and NICK TYLWALK It's called Armageddon for a reason folks. After ending RAW's 2003 season with a fiery train wreck of a Pay-Per-View and winning the dubious honor of Worst PPV in the SLAM! Wrestling reader poll, WWE shook things up with Smackdown!...

TNA Turning Point a success

TNA Turning Point a success

Even though tonight's NWA-TNA pay-per-view was called "Turning Point", one could argue that the company reached that destination last month. It was, after all, their first foray into monthly PPV's, a change from their former weekly offerings – ie: their first chance...

Victory Road bombs

Victory Road bombs

Oh what could have been. There were high hopes for TNA's Victory Road, it was necessary for the company to pull off a great show in order to secure their future. Sadly, there weren't a great deal of positives stemming from TNA's first stab at a three hour Sunday night...

Orton survives at Series

Orton survives at Series

Last night the 18th annual Survivor Series took place with the future of Raw for the next month the line. John Cena would also make his return and The Undertaker would go face to face with Heidenreich. Going into this year’s Survivor Series, fans seem to be less...

Nothing Taboo at Tuesday PPV

Nothing Taboo at Tuesday PPV

Taboo Tuesday was billed as a first of its kind, an interactive PPV where fans had the ultimate right to decide who fought who, who wore what, and what weapons were legal. The fans became the RAW GM when voting began on the October 18th edition of Monday Night Raw and...

Fans won’t remember No Mercy

Fans won’t remember No Mercy

The 2004 edition of Smackdown’s “No Mercy” pay per view at the Continental Airlines Arena in the shadow of New York City is in the books, and it will best be remembered as being unmemorable. There was nothing horrible on the show aside from the closing minutes and...

Unforgiven a good night for HHH

Unforgiven a good night for HHH

All these years and not one PPV out of Portland, Oregon? That all changes tonight as the first ever PPV from Portland takes place. Tonight is WWE Unforgiven 2004! The youngest champ vs "The Game", a ladder match plus the return of The Icon, The Showstoppa, The Main...

Orton-Benoit, Guerrero-Angle save SummerSlam

Orton-Benoit, Guerrero-Angle save SummerSlam

WWE had the chance to prove critics wrong with the 17th edition of SummerSlam live from the Air Canada Center in SLAM!'s hometown of Toronto. With a card that had four potential show stealers, it was a vital step towards rebuilding the company. Instead, the crowd did...

Canadians have Edge at Vengeance

Canadians have Edge at Vengeance

Vengeance has been a historic PPV for the WWE. Vengeance saw the crowning of the first Undisputed WWE Champion. Vengeance also saw the PPV debut of such stars as Zach Gowen and John Cena. This Vengeance was a good PPV, which is a relief to the fans who were not...

Bash provides surprise endings

Bash provides surprise endings

Wrestling and patriotism, both have shared a strong bond. The WWE has always been a strong believer in supporting our troops and the American way of life. Fans watch the emotional tributes the WWE puts together for the men and women of the United States armed forces....

Badd Blood a total bore

Badd Blood a total bore

There have only been three Badd Blood PPV's in WWE history, and all three have been capped off by "Hell in the Cell." The match debuted in 1997 with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. Since then the match has become legendary, and many were anticipating what last...

Feature bouts save BackLash

Feature bouts save BackLash

A note to our faithful SLAM! Wrestling readers before we begin. Even though I was born, raised and reside in Toronto, Canada, from this moment on I will henceforth hail from Astana, Kazakhstan. With that said, none of our fellow Canadian readers should be miffed at or...

Live Rumble something to remember

Live Rumble something to remember

AT THE RUMBLE - There was a moment during Sunday night's Royal Rumble pay-per-view, right before the Rumble match itself, that probably went unnoticed by most. Self-proclaimed sheriff Stone Cold Steve Austin had just finished handing out Stunners to squabbling general...

Benoit wins the ‘Rumble’

Benoit wins the ‘Rumble’

Sixteen years after the Royal Rumble concept debuted at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, a Canadian - Chris Benoit - has finally won the grueling match and a championship title match at WrestleMania. I know what you are thinking. Bret Hart won it in 1994. Not...

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CALENDAR

May 29: AEW Double or Nothing
June 5: WWE Hell in a Cell
June 11: NWA Alwayz Ready
June 19: Impact Slammiversary
June 26: AEW Forbidden Door
July 2: WWE Money in the Bank
July 30: WWE Summerslam
Nov 26: WWE Survivor Series